ALMONTE – The COVID-19 Testing Clinic in Almonte has moved to the Octagon Room, located at Almonte General Hospital (AGH). This new location offers an indoor testing space for patients.

The testing clinic is open daily for pre-booked appointments. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms can make an appointment by calling 613-325-1208. Messages are retrieved from the answering machine from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. A scheduler will call back to book an appointment. No walk-in patients can be accommodated.

“The Octagon Room has its own entrance,” Mississippi River Health Alliance communications lead Jane Adams released in a statement today (Nov. 27). “There will be signage to direct patients to the entrance and parking in front of it. Patients will be asked to sanitize their hands and wear a mask. Only essential escorts are permitted (for example, a translator for language barrier).  Please bring your health card or one piece of identification. There is no access to the Testing Clinic from the hospital’s main entrance.”

Children under two years of age cannot be tested at this clinic. Please call your local Primary Care Provider or Telehealth Ontario to arrange local assessment and testing. Testing is also available through CHEO’s Emergency Department (under six months), or through a dedicated CHEO team at Brewer Park in Ottawa (six months and older). For more information, visit: https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/resources/Corona/testingupdates/factsheets/COVID-19-CHEO-Assessment-Centre-Factsheet-EN.pdf

“Patients who have a confirmed appointment with a primary care provider will continue to go to the care clinic located in the brick building behind the AGH Emergency Department. Referrals are required.

For full details about the testing clinic and care clinic, including testing follow-up, please visit www.almontegeneral.com/assessmentcentre.

The COVID-19 Assessment Centre is operated by physicians and staff from AGH, Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital, and the Lanark County Paramedic Service, in partnership with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit.

To discuss specific symptoms, please contact your primary care provider, Leeds, Grenville, Lanark District Health Unit (1-800-660-5853 ext. 2222), or Telehealth Ontario (toll-free 1-866-797-0000 or toll-free TTY at 1-866-797-0007). Further information is available at www.ontario.ca/page/get-medical-advice-telehealth-ontario.

For the latest updates on COVID-19, please visit the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit website at www.healthunit.org.  For the latest updates from AGH and CPDMH, please visit www.agh-fvm.com/coronavirus or www.cpdmh.ca/coronavirus.